Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I'm back!

I know it has been a long time since I've updated, but boy has a lot happened!                                                                                                  
So first I got sick :( Boooo! There's nothing worse than a sinus infection while pregnant.  You can't take any decongestant and you are already fatigued as it is.  

Next, Corey and I drove up to Philadelphia for our baby shower!  12+ hours in a car while pregnant and sick is definitely a terrible experience!!  But we made it and it was great! My mom and sister did a fabulous job hosting the shower.  The food was fantastic and my sister did a great job decorating.  My family and friends were so generous!  We seriously want for nothing.  None of the pictures turned out well, a photographer my husband is not :(  This is the best one.  This is my mom, me, my grandmom, and my sister.  Of course, my eyes are barely open and the pic is blurry, but its all I have.

Also, we were able to meet up with our wedding photographer (the great Laura Novak) and had some maternity pictures taken.  I'm not sure how long this link will be active, but check out a slide show here.  She kept telling us not to smile, but I like the smiley ones better :)

THEN Corey and I went to the mountains to party with some friends.  We had a really great time and I was really happy to be able to do that before the baby comes.  It was also Corey's 32nd birthday!  So I was happy he could really party it up and I could still go to bed early :)

Mommy's Stats:
How far along?: 32 weeks
Weight gain/loss: as of my appt two weeks ago I was +16 lbs.  My next appt is tomorrow, so we'll see!  
 Symptoms:  just good and bad comfortable days, itchy and dry skin, dehydrated, sleeplessness, and my feet hurt (but no swelling so far).  Oh and FATIGUE! 
Maternity clothes?: Everything!  Well, I suppose a few shirts still fit, but they are getting pretty short
Stretch marks?: love you genetics (thanks mom!)...still a negative!
Sleep: It had really improved....until last night. I was up 5x to pee. booo
Best moment this week:  Partying with my friends (one last time :)
Food cravings: Not really.  I still can't get enough fruit, but that isn't much different than before pregnancy.
Belly button in or out?: Mostly flat

Movement?: Massive amounts.  body parts are flying everywhere

Signs of Labor: Thankfully nothing.
What I miss?: BEER!  Seriously, the last two nights I've been drooling over Black & Tan Yuengling.
What I'm looking forward to:  Maternity leave. I don't really get maternity leave, but I want a few days home without going anywhere.
Weekly Wisdom:  Did you know pregnant women sometimes pee themselves?  I live in constant fear of this happening to me, so I'm spreading the word that this is normal b/c prior to getting pregnant I didn't know about this.
Weekly WTF: how in the world am I going to carry him around for 8 more weeks?! I feel huge and tired already!
Milestones: No big ones this week! The baby shower and maternity shots might count though!

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